'''Elizabeth von Arnim''' (31 August 1866 – 9 February 1941), born '''Mary Annette Beauchamp''', was an Australian-born British novelist. By marriage she became Gräfin (Countess) von Arnim-Schlagenthin, and by a second marriage, Countess Russell. Although known in her early life as Mary, after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually to her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth
and she is now invariably referred to as Elizabeth von Arnim. She also wrote under the pen name ''Alice Cholmondeley''.